Sunday, November 21, 2010


I'm not sure if it counts as an -apalooza if I only finished one item, but I think this deserves a little fanfare. I finally (FINALLY!) finished my Central Park Hoodie. I started it in December 2008. For the last year or so, all it has lacked is seaming on the sleeves. I never worked on it because I hate the yarn (Berroco Comfort, if you're curious), and therefore I was determined to hate the sweater. Yesterday, I decided I was sick of seeing it in the sidebar of this blog, and pulled it out to finish it. Finally, almost 2 years after I started it (I blame the yarn choice on the fact that I was a new knitter), here is my CPH:


In other news, I finished the first Endpaper mitt. It's right purdy.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 12, 2010


I finally got brave enough to try fair-isle (for any non-knitters, that's a type of colorwork, definition here). At first I was ambitious and wanted to make Edith the hat (rav link). However, I didn't trust my skills enough to keep from messing it up. So I decided to make the Endpaper mitts. I had initially decided to use white and a pale semi-variagated blue yarn, but then I discovered some wonderful Tempted Good Grrl in my stash. After I found that, I remembered that I still had yellow yarn left over from the duck feet booties that I made for Dragon. They were a match made in heaven. I ordered more of the yellow though, just in case.

I did a minimal amount of research on the Stranded board on Ravelry (dominant colors, anyone?) and cast on on Wednesday. OMG. I am in love with colorwork! I can't stop knitting it! I actually got up over an hour early this morning just so I could knit on the first mitten. Here's my progress as of this morning:

Yarn: Shibuiknits Sock in Finch and Tempted Good Grrl in Into the Blue.
Pattern: Endpaper mitts (see link above)
Size: Small

Sunday, November 7, 2010

I refuse to knit on my citron shawl any longer.

But that's mostly because I'm done! I like it too. It was a good reading/watching TV knit. I took a picture of it while it's blocking:

I've never blocked anything in my life, so I hope it turns out ok. I guess I'll find out. The pattern is from Knitty (here) and the yarn is Malabrigo Sock in the Rayon Vert colorway.

Now I need to figure out if I'm going to tackle a WIP, UFO, or if I should give into my sometimes dormant case of startitis. I've had my eye on Edith the hat. The only problem with that plan is that I've never done fair-isle. I guess I have to learn somehow, right?

ETA: this fulfills my "knit something correctly" new year's resolution. It only took 11 months to get that one taken care of.